What was the percentage of people who voted in the primaries?

January 22, 2021 Off By idswater

What was the percentage of people who voted in the primaries?

More than 57.6 million people, or 28.5% of estimated eligible voters, voted in the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries that all but wrapped up Tuesday – close to but not quite at the record participation level set in 2008.

What was the voter turnout in the Indiana primary?

Turnout in the first 29 GOP primaries – up to and including Indiana – averaged 16.6%, according to our analysis. But turnout in the final nine contests, after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, averaged only 8.4%. By contrast, the heated battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged Democratic voters for longer.

How is the turnout for the primaries calculated?

For each primary state, we calculated turnout by dividing the number of votes reported cast in the party primaries by the estimated number of voting-age citizens (derived from our analysis of Current Population Survey data).

More than 57.6 million people, or 28.5% of estimated eligible voters, voted in the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries that all but wrapped up Tuesday – close to but not quite at the record participation level set in 2008.

Turnout in the first 29 GOP primaries – up to and including Indiana – averaged 16.6%, according to our analysis. But turnout in the final nine contests, after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, averaged only 8.4%. By contrast, the heated battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged Democratic voters for longer.

For each primary state, we calculated turnout by dividing the number of votes reported cast in the party primaries by the estimated number of voting-age citizens (derived from our analysis of Current Population Survey data).

What was the percentage of validated voters in 2016?

Just 13% of validated voters in 2016 were younger than 30. Voters in this age group reported voting for Clinton over Trump by a margin of 58% to 28%, with 14% supporting one of the third-party candidates.

How are the two parties different in 2016?

These differences mirror the broad changes in the compositions of the two parties: The Republican and Democratic coalitions are more dissimilar demographically than at any point in the past two decades. In 2016, a 61% majority of those who said they voted for Clinton were women, while Trump voters were more evenly divided between men and women.

What was the total number of votes in California?

California and New Jersey voted just this week. We only have rough estimates for total vote, but using the U.S. Election Atlas’s tallies for the Republican and Democratic contests, the totals are 28.9 million and 29 million, respectively.

What was the total number of votes in New York?

New York voted in late April. California and New Jersey voted just this week. We only have rough estimates for total vote, but using the U.S. Election Atlas’s tallies for the Republican and Democratic contests, the totals are 28.9 million and 29 million, respectively. With D.C. still to vote on the Democratic side.